No briefing on Igboho’s arrest yet – Justice Ministry
More than 48 hours after the arrest and detention of Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Igboho, the Federal Ministry of Justice has said it is yet to get an official briefing on the development.
The ministry’s position came yesterday as Igboho’s lawyer, Yomi Aliyu, gave a vivid account of how his client was arrested.
Meanwhile, some Yoruba residing in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, yesterday, thronged the nation’s court where it is believed the extradition hearing of Igboho will be held.
Similarly, dozens of protesters gathered at the home of Igboho in Ibadan, carrying placards with various messages such as ‘‘Igboho is not a criminal,’’ ‘’I stand with Igboho,’’ and so on.
Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on their way to Germany, on Monday night, by security operatives in the neighbouring country and detained.
He had been declared wanted after his Ibadan home was raided on July 1 by operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS.
Two people were killed by the DSS in the late-night raid, while 12 others were arrested and later paraded in Abuja. They have since been charged to court.
Justice Ministry awaiting briefing on arrest
A top official of the Ministry, whose legal advice will be crucial in deciding the fate of Igboho and his supporters, told Vanguard, last night, that there had been no official briefing on the matter.
“We have not been officially briefed on the arrest and detention of Igboho as we speak,’’ the official said.